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. you know the expression. during the shutdown the public pointed the finger at one proverbial house, the republicans. but the pox has spread, thanks to health care, to the doorstep of this place, the white house. president obama who has been battling numerous trop trproblr months. the last thing the president thought he would be doing -- using boston as a backdrop to do something he struggled to do for years -- sell the public on health reform. >> all this is in place right now. >> reporter: but this is the latest debacle in leadership struggles that have dogged his presidency. his 52% in january was an all-time high. but it didn't take long for things to go south. it began with benghazi investigations in capitol hill. and then the edward snowden nsa leaks, raising questions about how much the president may or may not have known. in september, more of a slide because of the president's indecision on whether to attack syria. and now, between the government shutdown and the bungled health care rollout, he hit an all time low of 42%. getting close to president bush's number. obama buy
life." the reports came as pakistani prime minister nawaz sharif met with president obama at the white house and renewed his calls for an end to the drone strikes. the two also discussed recent attacks on christians within pakistan. >>> in egypt, coptic christians mourned the victims of a deadly drive-by shooting this week at a cairo church. masked gunmen killed four people, including two young girls. the u.s. and international human rights groups condemned that shooting as well as a recent string of other attacks against egypt's coptic christian minority, estimated at about 10% of the population. despite hopes for an immediate change, the vatican's chief official for doctrine this week reaffirmed the catholic church's traditional teaching banning communion for divorced catholics who remarry. in an article for the vatican newspaper, archbishop gerhard mueller said those catholics may receive communion only if their previous marriage is annulled. pope francis had recently called for more compassion toward divorced catholics. he suggested that an upcoming meeting of bishops may discuss t
says that this is the house republicans' mission. listen to this. >> we elected them to block obama. that's an important role of the house republicans. block obama. you are our ballast between progressivism and a growing economy. >> isn't this why we're seeing such gridlock? because republicans feel their mission is to just block president obama? >> absolutely. and you've got to look back at the contrast. democrats were in the minority, they were the opposition party. what they did was they fought for what they believed in and worked with the republicans to get things done. this gang of republicans, once they got in the majority they say no, no, no. look, we are -- with president obama in the white house, they said our mission is not to work with him. from the beginning as cynthia pointed out, from the beginning they pointed out their mission is to oppose every single thing. i've got news for laura ingraham and the other guys, they're there to solve problems. they're there to fix things. they're not there to block things. that started with newt gingrich and the congress and has been
show" when barack obama when the democratic house and democratic house and senate and i have to give him credit he is going after him. >> stewart: who is that young whippersnapper mocking the president? >> it is so much newsworthy, it is not like us making jokes about a certain program or is evidence that politician or issue has reached some kind of tipping point for action. although that apparently is exactly the case that they are making. >> should sebelius step down or be fired. >> i called for her resignation, i think when jon stewart and saturday night live are making fun of the job that you are doing and the web site, what that speaks to is the fact that young americans are laughing at the secretary and the web site. >> stewart: is that, if that causes things to end why was the network you were on still on the air? [ cheers and applause ] >> stewart: the senator from wyoming when young americans laugh at a federal official it is time for that federal official to step down. you never mentioned that to this guy, did you? >> how did he survive our vicious poking of fun. and i seem
, the white house claims, without president obama's knowledge. >>> u.s. ambassador to spain called on the carpet in madrid. today on capitol hill european union officials demanded answers from chairman of the house intelligence committee. >> i think confidence is damaged. we've identified some questions. therefore, we are -- have to work hard that confidence is established. >> what does this all mean for president obama's relationships with world leaders going forward. on six minute top cia officials talks about the fallout from the edward snowden leaks. >> this is the most serious leak, most serious compromise in the u.s. intelligence committee. >> because of the amount of it and the type. >> the amount and the type. >> website reboot. secretary of hhs kathleen sebelius faces questions on capitol hill wednesday after went down over the weekend adding fuel to the criticism and more fodder for snl. >> i have a number of friendly tips to help you deal with those problems. for example, have you tried restarting your computer. sometimes it helps to turn the computer off
failures. people wanted him to succeed. >> president obama's white house jim, has had it's problems. based on the comments the president didn't know it happened until they made news. the nsa spying on foreign leaders and the healthcare dot.v and the irs and the gun running story and the administration has a lot to answer for. but it seems that none of these issues touch the president that directly. >> can i just wait until mid november to answer your questions, okay without what is playing out on capitol hill an may play out tomorrow morning when the classic washington search to burn a witch and the political gainsmanship. >> i think it's an interesting matter which points to what is a curious management style. and it's why, you know, a huge difference with reagan. this is a guy who i think had heart academic community organizer a and combination of a mattispgapragmaticism. it's a guy who sort of often and community organizer mode like when he was in the basements of baptist churches in the southside of chicago in key formative years. step back and let everything play out. and often is no
of president obama's white house team, valerie jarrett. a senior adviser to the president and a longtime confidant of the president. she oversees the office of andgement and affairs chairs the white house council on women and girls. she was the chief executive officer of the habitat company. baldry has held positions in both the public and private sectors and hails from chicago before coming to washington, d.c. lees give gentlemen, a warm welcome to valerie jarrett. [applause] good morning, everyone. you look fantastic out there. we are all delighted to be here. i would like to begin by congratulating a secretary who has truly hit the ground running since the apartment. has traveled all over the world and gave a party and everyone showed up. you showed up and we were surprised. i also want to give credit to former secretary and now an ofassador who was the brain -- two years ago. we stand up so we can welcome you. [applause] you will be hearing from president obama a little bit later today. let me say a few words about why the summit and why select u.s.a is so important. encouraging inve
has met with u s president barack obama at the white house requests more support in the fight against al qaeda as bloodshed in iraq brought on by insurgents continues by calling the u s troop withdrawal and twenty lead after the two ever meeting obama made no commitment on military equipment or on other assistants which belief he is seeking. meanwhile some two hundred demonstrators gathered outside the white house in opposition to alma leaky over the ledge a depth of fifty two people and the disappearance of seven from an iranian dissident camp north of baghdad the two cities have accused iraqi security forces of the killing spree baghdad tonight in the hall the protesters urged president obama to come up support to the iraqi government. the former speaker of the us house of representatives to enrich address the protesters anomaly. why would he didn't work. twenty oh three and won by july. it has been rainy and almond. who is unworthy of americans and more. as you as the american remains reluctant to revisit the past two years have passed since the us withdrew its forces from iraq i
it is good for iraq and the middle east. >> but his trip is not without controversy. outside the white house, iraqis caught on obama to refuse support for the iraqi leader. they say his leadership style is partly to blame for the violence. there is speculation that at&t is considering taking over dafone, which has operations in the middle east, africa, and europe. neither company has commented on the report. volkswagencarmaker has posted an 18% drop in sales in for october in the u.s. market. the leading automaker in europe aspiring to be the world's number one, but is having trouble competing with ford and toyota. it makes no pickup trucks and few suvs, which are top sellers in the u.s. of gear andhange onto the soccer action. , they proved they are the team to beat. have won six out of six this season. a wake-up call early on. stuttgart was on the board. they angled in this corner kick. dortmund.s all at half-time. after the break, a score in the 54th minute. he was just getting warmed up. effort, but heal was not through yet. three goals in succession. a hat trick to further humiliate sti
report reveal the white house knew the obama care website had launch before the launch. they haven't said that before. why was it ignored? plus dramatic testimony, that witnesses including his girl describe the moments before the ship went down. >>> and one of most exciting moments ever. we're going to show you the entire video in tonight's shoutout. this one stoork pendous. pendous. . . . stick with innovation. stick with power. stick with technology. get the flexcare platinum. new from philips sonicare. [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. [ m'm... ] great taste. [ tapping ] sounds good. campbell's healthy request. m'm! m'm! good.® overmany discounts to thine customers! [old english accent] safe driver, multi-car, paid in full -- a most fulsome bounty indeed, lord jamie. thou cometh and we thy saveth! what are you doing? we doth offer so many discounts, we have some to spare. oh, you have any of those homeowners discounts? here we go.
's not the whole story on obama care. what if i sold you a house and told you i had a great grand room, living room, family room and when you got there you found out you didn't have it. the essence of the bargain, he promised the american people. he knowingly lied. he's trying to scapegoat insurance companies and the republicans. this was not insurance companies who have driven up health costs. it's government interference with health care and market principles that caused the price to go up so high. >> david that's wrong. when you look at insurance companies and their track record, you look at how they bankrupt families, how big businesses said health insurance costs are out the roof. and we don't get results for it. >> 93 million americans paid 33,542 the of the t register. go look at it. 93 million americans lose their health care. >> this is part of the fraud that obama and his cohorts are perpetuating. they continue to slander theyst history of the world. juan reflected obama's talking point about the american health care system not being adequate. it's the best we have had and obama is destro
the white house's credibility around the botched rollout of president obama's health care law. a former aide acknowledges, there was a disagreement inside the white house over whether americans could keep their current health care plans. >> i don't recall significant discussions around some of the verbiage on this -- >> do you agree it was a wrong move? >> certainly. >> reporter: yet at the white house, give successor jay carney would not acknowledge there had been a debate. >> it was not a point of debate that i participated in. >> reporter: as top white house advisers and allies continue to come up with new ways to insist the president was not wrong. >> if you had a plan before the affordable care act, you can keep it. >> reporter: in what amounts to a blame game for the insurance industry. >> insurance companies don't like the individual market as constructed. they see the future. that individual market is going away. they don't want to invest in it. the insurance companies are making that -- >> it's not the president. >> reporter: meanwhile, republican darrell issa released more internal
, the white house did leak a story to the wall street journal, suggesting that president obama had no idea that europeans were being surveilled. he immediately stopped the debugging of angela merkel's phone at least, if not other european leaders, but push back in the german media that not only the did president obama november of the spying on merkel but approved of it, going directly to the white house bypassing security. >> thank you very much. meanwhile, president obama helping to officially welcome his new fbi director. he watched as james comey was formally installed as the bureau's leader. comey took over for robert mueller. the president praising comey for his work. >> jim has dedicated his life to defending our laws. to make sure that all americans can trust our justice system to protect their rights and their well-being. it's just about impossible to find a matter of justice he has not tackled, and it's harnlg -- hard to imagine somebody who is more uniquely qualified to cover all of it. >> blocked senior u.s. officials from getting john ashcroft to authorize that program that bus
on the white house. the top obama officials got an earful from senate democrats during a closed door meeting about the obama care website fiasco. the white house now in damage control mode. republicans saying we told you so. we begin our coverage with dana bash. >> the gentleman from ohio, mr. boehner. >> march 2010. then minority leader john boehner came to the house floor as democrats were poised to pass obama care. he issued this warning. >> look at this bill. ask yourself, do you really believe that if you like the health plan that you have, that you can keep it? no you can't. >> it is just one example of a republican effort before the health care bill became law of the handled to push back on this presidential sales pitch. >> if you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan. period. no one will take it away. no matter what. >> that was the summer of 2009 during the least health care legislation battle. so was this weekly gop address. >> on the stump interesting president regularly tells americans that if you like your plan, you can keep your plan. but if y
is doing their jobs. that means the folks in the white house and the folks in congress. >>> obama is in so much trouble he called hillary clinton and said, can you start early? >>> this morning's eye opener at 8:00 is presented by bene fiber. >>> white house officials said president obama always knew the affordable care act would require existing health care policies to change. we have new evidence of how big those changes will be. >> as jan crawford reports for every american getting health care insurance under the new law at least three are losing their current coverage. >> we have real numbers and this is just the tip of the iceberg. cbs news has confirmed with insurance companies across the country that more than 2 million people are getting notices they no longer can keep their existing plans. in california 279,000. in michigan 140,000. florida 300,000 and in new jersey 800,000. and those numbers are certain to go even higher. some companies tell us they sent letters but won't tell us how many. obama care forces many of them to drop their plans that
issue causing white house headaches. those u.s. spy games around the world. president obama is now calling for programs monitoring our allies to stop. that while new complaints allege the nsa tapped private citizens. nbc's tracie potts is in washington for us. tracie, good morning to you. here's a hearing on capitol hill today. what might we learn? >> reporter: well, the hearing is going to solve some of the top administration officials on intelligence. the director of national intelligence, james clapper, the head of the nsa, the national security agency, general keith alexander and others who lawmakers want to ask, how extensive are these surveillance programs? why are they necessary? and particularly as we've learned of late, why are we tapping cell phones and other conversations of our allies, of world leaders like angela merkel, the german chancellor. the germans are really upset about this. they're calling for an investigation. even some democrats are saying it's over the top to tap cell phones of our allies like senator dianne feinstein. her senate intelligence committee may
congressmen start cracking, breaking with the white house? change their minds, go against obama care. sue is down at the nyse. hi. >> hi. we begin with breaking news, but not here at the nyse. at the nasdaq. seema moody is there with the latest on trading glitches and halts earlier today. what's the latest? >> sue, the nasdaq indexes have resumed trading after an unusual halt where the nasdaq composite, the nasdaq 100 among other nasdaq specific indexes were not updating. stocks on these indexes were not impacted. the nasdaq says it was an issue with its global index data service 2.0. apparently this feed experienced a brief disruption of service, but since then, has recovered. the nasdaq says it continues to investigate the issue. again, no equity exchange operations have been impacted but this is still something that traders are watching, especially in the options market. sue that's the latest. >> seema, thank you very much. we turn to obama care now because it is taking center stage on capitol hill today. the administrator of medicare and medicaid services testifying before paul ryan's
president obama. am sure the white house's stand by these headlines. the big question is why is the president not breaking a sweat about any of this? the reason is this is all by design. the collapse was by design to get as the single payer. lou: one question we don't have to ask is why did the president and this administration insist on delaying the onset of obamacare until after the election. can you imagine these headlines? thank you for being with us. thank you so much for being with us. taken in a tent check us out on twitter please. guitar facebook page. up next, well funded lobbyists letting capitol hill pushed republican lawmakers for amnesty. but amnesty could be, well, problematic for the republican party as an it might well destroy it. he will straighten us out on these issues here next. ♪ ♪ [ engine revs, tires squeal ] [ male announcer ] since we began, mercedes-benz has pioneered many breakthroughs. ♪ breakthroughs in design... breakthroughs in safety... in engineering... and technology. and now our latest creation breaks one more barrier. introducing the
communications. so, the white house or president himself to pretend he knew nothing, well this does fit the obama pattern, but that is a presidential lie. lou: and european leaders are having a little fit. but then we learn that many cases we're talking about intelligence delivered by foreign governments to the nsa to the intelligence community, what are we to take of that? is there a certain amount of innocen--in. >> it is pure hypocrisy, the europeans spy on us through the maximum extreme they can do so, one thing, for instance the french, long time now they have been big in industrial espionage, they want to get boeing, that is just one example. people ask why would you want to listen to a friendly leader like the president of france? it is like being on a football team, if is not enough to just study the other team, you have to know the string and weaknesses of people on your team, and by the way they are not always on your team, international diplomacy, it may be dressed in a frock coat, it is a blood sport. lou: and it is common every day practice. and has been for years, it should -- the n
, an important member of president obama's white house team, valerie jarrett is a senior advisor to the president and a long-time confidant of the president. she oversees the office of public engagement and intergovernmental affairs and chairs the white house council on women and girls. prior to joining the obama administration, she was the chief executive officer of the habitat company. valerie has held positions in both the public and private sectors and hails from chicago before coming to washington, d.c. ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to valerie jarrett. [applause] >> well, good morning, everybody. you look fantastic out there. we are also delighted to be here. i would like to begin by congratulating secretary pritzker who has hit the ground running since her appointment. she has not only traveled around the world, but she gave a party and everyone showed up. i also want to give credit to former secretary gary locke who was the brainchild for this a few years ago. please stand up so we can welcome you. [applause] you will be hearing from president obama later today, but that
purposes as authorized by law. >> the white house says president obama has ordered a full review of the program is considering changes. >>> new jersey governor marked the one year anniversary of superstorm sandy with a state- wide prayer service in newark. exactly one year ago, superstorm sandy barreled into the northeast causing $60 billion in damage. the second most costly in history. many coastal towns in new york and new jersey will be holding candle light vigils tonight. >>> well, halloween all about ghosts and goblins, but it is the economy that's spooking people this year. on the consumer watch, julie watts explains why spending is down and what it's going to mean for the holiday. >> wear wolves, sexy pirates, there are plenty of costumes to choose from. there just aren't as many customers in line as there were this time last year. >> come back see us again. happy halloween. >> michael ellis say missof the customers they do have are spending less recycling old costumes. >> this year we have let more people than last year. people looking for a wig or particular makeup. redo
of the calamitous rollout of obama care, is going tof the house energy and commerce committee. we'll have complete coverage of that tomorrow night on "the five" but in advance of the hearing i was inspired over the weekend. i wrote a couple for with five suggestions for house republicans on how to get the most out of her appearance on the hill tomorrow. these are the ones that i came up, and i'm sure there are others that my panelists here will be able to talk about. one is that they could take the opportunity to make a new impression. this is -- a lot of people will be watching tomorrow maybe for the first time, that they should come with more facts. they should bottle the fake outrage which is my biggest complaint about the hearings. channel their frustration and then also be able to crisply describe the policies that they are for, not just what they are against. eric, i wanted to ask you if you were a congressman and tomorrow you were in the house energy and commerce committee, what would you ask the secretary? >> when -- well, there would be two. when do you expect the obama car
obama today at the white house. the prime minister is in washington, d.c. this week to ask for increased u.s. assistance to deal with an increased level of violence in iraq. in a speech at the institute of peace yesterday, the prime minister says it is in the interest of the entire world to prevent terrorists groups like al qaeda? top qaeda -- al qaeda to succeed in iraq. >>> people can place an order on apples website and wait for delivery or you can pick it up at a store. apple will start opening -- the price for the next generation ipad starts at $500. >>> exciting news pam. many skiers and snow borders from the bay area are heading up to the sierra today for the opening day. resort has had its snow making machines running around the clock. its the first resort in northern california to open its resorts. it will be open from noon until 8:00 tonight. lift ticket are only $20. i'm leaving right after the newscast. crews will reevaluate and see if they will stay open for the weekend. >> that is exciting news. a lot of people head up for thanksgiving. it looks like it will be a great sho
to the white house. >> reporter: when things go wrong president obama often grabs hold of the situation and works to correct it in a big public way. >> nobody is matter than me about the fact that the website is not working as well as it should, which means it's going to get fixed. >> reporter: but this week he seemed overshadowed by the generals and leaders in his cabinet who instead took the heat. >> hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> reporter: kathleen is h sebelius endured nearly four house of questions in the white house. >> nothing that has been released has shown that we're trying to do something illegal. >> reporter: and it was a director of national intelligence james clapper and nsa chief general keith alexander fielding the tough questions about surveillance and spying in another congressional meeting this week. >> some of this reminds me a lot of the classic movie "casa bank can, my god, there is gamble going on here. it's the same kind of thin thing{^l" ^}. >> reporter: does the president know as much as he should, and is he in control of his administr
are promising they will fix problems with the federal and state insurance websites. >> the white house says president obama has complete confidence in the secretary. >>> swift action. nearly a dozen students disciplined, accused of cyber bullying. there have been growing calls for schools to crack down after a series of teen suicides across the country, including here in maryland. >> reporter: officials say school administrators were made aware of the cyber bullying incident on monday and by tuesday they'd taken action. 11 annapolis high school students not in class today. the group is accused of cyber bullying. officials say it started when one student photographed another without their knowledge, then texted the photo to other students with a di spatialing comment. it was eventually posted to social media. >> we face it very seriously. >> reporter: students say it still happens. >> i used to go to school with a lot of people who did that every day. >> it's a lot easier because you don't have to say it to someone's facement. >> reporter: a new law went into effect here in maryland that mak
with the white house, way wit want to make that clear. nothing to do with the white house. >> colbert: so obama says. obama had no awareness you were the poet laureate, he found out by watching this show. >> a couple of presidents, it was started by w. >> colbert: so you are one of the good ones. you go with that boat tri. now, i don't want to start a competition here but i also had robert pinsky a few times who was three-time poet laureate of the united states. i am kind of slumming right now. >> now you have got a new collection of poetry here called aim less love, new and selected poems. before we actually get into the nitty-gritty, you have been called the most popular poet in america. does that hurt? >> well -- >> colbert: you know what i mean. >> it is good for mysel my self-esteem. >> colbert: aren't the best photos the ones nobody reads and they die of consumption at 25? >> keats was a great poet. >> he was not popular in his time, they say he died of a bad review. >> colbert: anyway. >> anyway, i think a happy poet doesn't have to be -- it is hard to account for your own popularity and
in the u.s. the white house was transformed into a haunted house as president obama and first lady michelle handed out sweet gifts to children. thet the end of the week, german government announced it was willing to talk directly to the former u.s. intelligence operative edward snowden about the nsa's spying activities. >> if the message is that mr. snowden wants to provide us with information and tell us something, then we will gladly accept that. because any clarification, information, and fax we can obtain is a good thing -- and facts we can obtain is a good thing. >> the announcement came after a politician returned from russia with a letter from snowden, offering to give sworn testimony on u.s. spying activities directed at german citizens and leaders. he held a surprise three-hour meeting with snowden in russia on thursday night. snowden reportedly offered to give testimony in germany, but his lawyer said a meeting could only take race and russia -- take place in russia for legal reasons. snowden would have a lot to say to the german people. >> also on friday, germany became the first
care debacle continues, and a story just breaking tonight. nbc news reports the obama white house has known for at least three years that millions of americans would in fact lose their preferred health insurance plans because of obama care. this comes as more people call for hhs secretary kathleen sebelius to step down over this, but i say it's way over time to hold president obama accountable. the buck stops there. he ought to show some back bone and not just blame his underlings. and there's talk about the
, so said paul ryan in 2002 when his party controlled the white house. but when president obama thought maybe a stimulus would be a good idea, because we were facing the worst downturn since the great depression, somebody had changed paul ryan's channel. >> we can do better than this. this bill, this economic stimulus package is unworthy of our new president's signature. this is just a long spending wish list from every spending interest group that's out there. if you're going to go out and borrow $825,000 -- >> so, recraft it for me, congressman ryan. >> this is not going to work, and that's the concern. >> this stimulus thing is not going to work. who would ever think that a stimulus bill would work? paul ryan's change of heart would have been embarrassing on its own, but it got worse when he was forced to admit that his office had requested money from the 2009 stimulus bill, even though he said that they had not. and even though he said the whole thing wouldn't work. if it wouldn't work, then why did you want some to take home with you? that kind of thing that's happened often enough
, the white house president obama specifically had a conversation with an intelligence official, about intelligence gathering dealing with chancellor merkel, and the white house is saying that did not happen. of course, the questions will be asked what about other foreign leaders. a lot of questions will be asked today. something else that is rather curious that we were listening to an interview early this morning with one of the members of the house selected intelligence committee, and he was saying he gave the impression, that he was not surprised with these revelations, whereas, the senate intelligence committee chair, says that she has been quite surprised that she is absolutely against intelligence gathering against americans alleys. so a lot of things have to be sorted out. interimly and externally. >> congress also said to be looking for answers on another hot button issue today, that being the trouble rolled out of the affordable care website. the agency has been facing some tough questions from another house committee that happened earlier today. our white house correspondent
before the house energy and commerce committee. on the disastrous obama carrollout. sebelius took responsibility for the website failure while making the outrageous claim that the website has actually never crashed. >> we were anxious to get the website up and running and functional, which we clearly have failed to do to date, although i would suggest the website has never crashed, it is functional but at a very slow speed and very low reliability and has continued to function. >> and at the very moment that sebelius made that statement, the system was down. and it stayed down for the duration of the hearing. sebelius did offer an apology, and she told the committee to hold her accountable for the obama care failure. while insisting that the president did not lie when he repeatedly told americans they could keep their health care insurance if they liked it. but when pressed on whether the president was ultimately responsible for the law's failures, she got visibly agitated, tersely saying, quote, whatever. yes. he is the president. fox news chief congressional corre
administration official testifying before a house committee about the botched obama care rollout has apologized, weakly, but then she maintained the kris acceptable, incredibly, is working. listen to marilyn tavenner construct what is at the very least ahn alternative universe. >> we have a system that's working. we're going to improve the speed of that system. >> excuse me. >> yes? >> you're saying the system right now is working? >> i'm saying it's working. it's just not working at the speed that we want and at the success rate that we want. and those are the things we're working on. >> congressman trey gowdy, member of the house oversight judiciary committees. he chairs the immigration and border security subcommittee. congressman, great to have you with us. let's start with, if we may, obama care. this president lied. his administration lied. and persisted over a period of more than three years in maintaining the fiction that people could keep their insurance plans if they chose. your reaction? >> well, i hate it for my fellow citizens, but there were lots of voices warning that what he was
with the united states. he white house has denied that president obama was aware that chancellor on the low merkel was being tapped. -- angela merkel was being tapped. they discussed the surveillance rogue rams -- programs. they warned of lasting damage to the transatlantic relationship. >> over the weekend, the white house was quiet, not commenting on the spy scandal. press secretary jay carney said that there may need to be additional constraints placed on america's spy agencies. >> there are a number of efforts underway designed to increase transparency, work with congress to look at reforms of the patriot act. to look at ways that we can increase oversight, increase constraints on the authorities provided by these programs. separately, there is a review underway that will look at, among other issues, some of the very specific things in regards to the intelligence gathering. including matters that deal with heads of state and other governments. >> joining me from washington is our correspondent. president obama is under pressure and letting his press secretary do the talking for him. what else
-elected on obama care and it passed both houses and also vetted through the supreme court, do you believe that all americans deserve access to affordable health care? >> absolutely every american should have access to affordable health care. every american should be able to provide that for their families. but you know when we're comparing medicare part d to this massive takeover of government health care, i'm sorry, it just doesn't work. medicare part d is just one tiny part of medicare. now, they're calling out bill clinton. when they call out bill clinton, you know there's a problem. so you see how they're trying to do damage control. and i understand that. if i were president obama and i was faced with this huge failure, i would be doing the same thing. >> real quickly, this understand i understand the north carolina chapter of the naacp is going to be holding a rally because of the new voter i.d. laws in your state. we saw last week that a north carolina republican official was fired after boasting about how the law was intended to restrict, quote, lazy blacks and college students. do you agr
spying program. president obama faces questions from international leaders. the reaction from the white house and overseas next. >> and a company promises to crackdown on abuse as it prepares to go public. >> air and rail travel has been interrupted. thousands are without power. >> outrage over reports the nsa has been spying an world leaders grows louder by the day. president obama is ordering a review of spy policies. lawmakers in the house and senate plan to introduce legislation aimed at limiting the national security agency. it's expected to be called the usa freedom map. authored by a democratic senator and republican senator. the measure would hamper the nsa's ability to collect bulk phone records, provide restrictions against who the nsa can target and requires the government to delete information it collects accidentally. in an op-ed piece for the, the sponsors write: >> the freedom act has a dozen co-spoon stores in the senate. >> the nsa is accused of listening to 60 million always. the u.s. ambassador in madrid was summoned to spain's office to answer questions
. the white house, i'm not sure they even recognize how in peril the rest of barack obama's presidency is at this point. the most devastating thing isn't that you lose credibility in your, among your press corps which seems to be happening with obama's pledge that turns out not to be true if you like your plan you can keep it. the most devastating thing to obama's white house isn't that the republicans are united against them. democrats were united against george w. bush for the entirety of his presidency. the most devastating thing for the obama white house is that they are losing credibility among democrats and they are doing that because they are incompetent. not because they are wrong. there are a lot of democrats willing to go along with that. willing to get behind him. he won two presidential elections in a decisive manner. but they have roven that they do not know how to run a competent policy process and proving now that they can't run a political process behind their policy initiatives. >> the thing about obama through five years is interesting no matter what was going wrong w
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